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tammy mayes
I am a mum of 4, wife, activist for fourth world,, sw training n advocacy. I do talk on lived experiences with professionals, social discrimination.
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tammy mayes Jul 10
Replying to @Yourgirlpower1
Oh no hun x I am so sorry and that is so wrong what ss are doing to you n your daughter :( I dont know what u can do :( hugs you xx
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tammy mayes Jul 10
Thank you. And I agree we all need to support each other. And fight the system. X
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tammy mayes Jul 10
Thank you hun x n yes we do the best we can in our situation. But we won in court so I am proud. And we will continue to fight for everyone In my work as an activist.
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tammy mayes Jul 10
Yes they are. And more needs to change. N it needs to be out there. Poverty effects everyone. And it's not peoples fault they live in poverty. It's the government n society's fault. Look at the help that's been there since covid where was that help before ?
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tammy mayes Jul 10
Really should watch this. I believe anyone can be a good parent. Wether they have learning difficulties or not. more support needs to be given. Stop removing children because they dont live up to your expectations. Every child n family is unic look at bigger picture n dont judge.
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Wincrotty Jul 9
When will someone step in and hold these individuals to account, its not acceptable the amount of families left completely traumatised, destroyed by a service that we commission to aid, assist, support, advise, all these individuals appear to have the same agenda,
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Samantha Baldwin Jul 10
Judges are paid for by the tax payer - are you happy with their 'service'? Destroying lives and ignoring serious child abuse. Something needs to be done.
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Ben Ashcroft Jul 10
Our children & young people need a home, stability, support, security, love & positive relationships where trust is established. Things people take for granted. A large minority are failed & let down. We need to invest in our children & give them the best chance to thrive.
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ChurchActionPoverty Jul 10
Cost of rolling out universal credit rises by £1.4bn, say auditors - The system still urgently needs to be fixed so that it doesn't sweep people further into poverty
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tammy mayes Jul 10
Well said alice it is so true.
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AliceTrevaskis Jul 9
Replying to @jess_L81
Bcos it’s an ‘excuse’ for the side of the parents. It also would highlight the fact that they target poverty stricken families more than actually target abused children!!
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tammy mayes Jul 10
We did win our court case n when it came to fact finding it wasnt brought up but it was written in reports.
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tammy mayes Jul 10
It was written that we didnt know how to budget because we used a food bank. N it was used against us. !! Its disgusting. We did the right thing we knew we could get food but could not pay council tax or get a washing machine for 2 weeks. So we did the best we could. 2 years on
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tammy mayes Jul 10
Council tax so we could keep a roof over our head, brought a washing machine as I am disabled n have a stoma n my daughter as a catheter so couldnt wash by hand so needed a washing machine. Then did electric. But had no money for food. So asked for a food voucher. N in report it
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tammy mayes Jul 10
It happened to me. It's written down that because we used a food bank when we came back of holiday which we had paid for a year before we went. Didnt have any money while on holiday. Then came home washing machine went, council tax was due n needed food n electricity. So we paid
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Chris Kidd Jul 9
Replying to @jess_L81 @IDickson258
Really crucial point - issues around not just the amount but also type - it seems we don’t challenge systemic and ecological factors, we sometimes note them, but then focus on the parenting etc.
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Dave Rossiter Jul 9
Replying to @jess_L81
Because its professionally uncomfortable (and potentially a taboo of society to talk about) to acknowledge that privilege we have over those families, perhaps? I would feel more comfortable talking about it now, having used a fodbank in the last few years, than before.
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tammy mayes Jul 10
Replying to @jess_L81 @AnnaGupta2
Because most dont understand poverty and want to brush it under the carpet rather than learn. Also to blame parents. I am an activist for an anti poverty charity ATD n also work with to discuss poverty n sw with student sws.
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Michael Tidd Jul 8
Am I right to think that if we go out for a meal as a family we'll get more government funding towards that single meal than a family living in poverty would get to feed their child for a week?
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tammy mayes Jul 10
Replying to @MichaelT1979
That's my understanding of it but also. Families in poverty cant afford to eat out anyway. N if they do they save for months. So once again it's not helping those in poverty.
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